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Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The area looks unattractive and noisy, and the outside appearance of this establishment is depressing. Wi-Fi is extremely slow, and pretty much unusable. My room was smelly, with a tube TV from the 90s. The shower, furniture, and everything else were old and dated. If you're paying under $50 per night, this is a decent hotel. Anything above $100 is... More

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Sacramento, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's expensive to stay anywhere in California during the tourist season ! I was looking for a few days out of town, and settled on South Lake Tahoe because I thought the prices were a better value at this time of year. I picked the Hojo because of its affiliation with the Wyndham group, and I thought I would get... More

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first pulled in I was a bit disappointed. However, this older hotel turned out to be adequate. Very friendly and helpful front desk. Easy acess to the beach. Bed was very comfortable! Heidi's restaurant, in the parking lot, serves a good breakfast. All in all this place worked well for us. Walking distance to a variety of restaurants... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Price was high. I should have used an internet site days before. If not needing to stay at this hotel I would have gone somewhere else. I checked in and when I opened the door the room was still a mess from the previous people. They did get it cleaned up. The room was a handicap room that looks like... More

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Bay Area
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read other reviews and people really liked the location and gave it 3 and 4 stars, but that was not our experience. The location was awesome. You can walk through the parking lot and through the Tahoe Lodge behind it and go straight to the beach. However, the place is very dated and looks pretty run down from the... More

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Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

this is the first hotel that we stayed in that actually had a shower that was handicap accessible. the shower was open and had a chair in it for the disabled person to just walk into the shower. The handicap parking spots were right in front of the rooms so you did not have to park 1/2 way across the... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

located on beach side of the boulevard; next to CVS - very convenient to buy any items we needed; easy to walk to the beach and to the Tahoe Queen dock - no parking hassles; be sure to buy tickets at the front desk for the Gondola, Tahoe Queen, and other major attractions - it costs $3-$5 less than at... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I booked a room with them using the 800 number talk to the non English speaking person that assured me that the room I wanted was available. It was the three queen in one room. So I went ahead an booked it well like 2 hrs later the management called an said that that room was not available so I... More

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Northern California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have never stayed at a "HoJo" and honestly hadn't heard good things about them anyway. This little gem in South Lake Tahoe was a pleasant surprise. The manager was very friendly and even gave me a partial lake view room. The room itself was updated and fairly modern. It's also located near a CVS and many restaurants. The price... More

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Address: 3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe 2*
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